Pam Dellal

Pam Dellal
Historical Performance - Voice; Vocal Studies
 

Pam Dellal is collaborative, analytical, articulate, empathetic, systematic, and integrative. Her primary objective is to ensure that singers own their technique – that they can recognize, reproduce, and develop the tone and production, and creatively explore new ways of producing viable sound. She endeavors to respect each singer’s personal experience; in this way she hopes to earn the student’s trust. She breaks down the study of singing into several physical acts: the breath production, the resonance, and placement. As a highly verbal person, She does not feel that a skill is mastered until it can be fully articulated. She offers the student a detailed description of what they are producing and what they should be seeking, and encourage them to find their own words to describe what they perceive in the physical act of singing. The most important tool she possess is her ability to intuit how something feels to the student by imagining how it might feel in her own body. Her concept of singing technique is an integrated system, considering all the physical mechanisms that contribute to making sound. The final piece of a systematic technique is the ability to apply it to repertoire.